The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 64 49 56
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1821 2114 1969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.41% 3.64% 3.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 4.49% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1300 1506 1373
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 18
Median hourly rate £36.00 £24.16 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.02% -23.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.45 £60.54 £91.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £28.48 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+26.39% -9.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44398 47091 44154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.09% 81.05% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29424 30767 27622
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1296 1206
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 1671 £438 - 286
London -27 795 £475 -2.81% 127
South East +21 267 £420 +5.00% 34
City of London -8 155 £491 -1.75% 38
North West -11 114 £400 +5.26% 39
West Midlands +6 102 £400 +2.56% 31
East of England +9 101 £350 - 13
Yorkshire -6 92 £380 +8.18% 15
Scotland -26 88 £350 - 10
South West -7 82 £400 -4.19% 13
East Midlands +5 79 £403 -5.29% 8
Hampshire +39 75 £390 -6.81% 8
West Yorkshire +4 69 £380 +5.55% 8
Edinburgh -5 62 £375 +9.64% 1
Berkshire +13 59 £425 +13.33% 7
Manchester -15 55 £375 +7.14% 20
Leeds +7 49 £380 +9.82% 7
Essex +29 46 £250 -25.92%
Wales +30 42 £375 -7.40% 2
South Wales +26 41 £375 -7.40% 1
Nottinghamshire +6 35 £378 +16.15% 3
Cheshire -8 34 £413 -6.25% 8
Buckinghamshire +8 33 £410 +2.50% 5
North East -31 33 £450 +2.27% 2
Surrey +5 31 £425 -4.22% 4
West Sussex +22 30 £400 +14.28% 4
Cardiff +25 27 £356 -10.93%
Tyne and Wear -40 27 £410 -6.81% 1
Bristol -14 26 £375 -9.36% 6
Nottingham -1 25 £368 +8.88% 2

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 1298 (34.65%) Finance
2 1160 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
3 835 (22.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 733 (19.57%) Project Management
5 637 (17.00%) Banking
6 548 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
7 434 (11.59%) SQL
8 410 (10.95%) Use Case
9 394 (10.52%) Retail
10 365 (9.74%) Change Management
11 328 (8.76%) Scrum
12 307 (8.20%) Microsoft
13 306 (8.17%) PRINCE2
14 301 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
14 301 (8.04%) Waterfall
15 297 (7.93%) User Stories
16 293 (7.82%) MS Excel
17 290 (7.74%) Degree
18 279 (7.45%) User Acceptance Testing
19 272 (7.26%) Oracle
20 271 (7.23%) Data Analysis
21 262 (6.99%) UML
22 251 (6.70%) SDLC
23 248 (6.62%) CRM
24 244 (6.51%) ISEB
25 241 (6.43%) Migration
26 223 (5.95%) SAP
27 220 (5.87%) MS Visio
27 220 (5.87%) Management Information System
28 207 (5.53%) Data Modelling

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 133 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 59 (1.58%) Confluence
3 55 (1.47%) CMS
4 35 (0.93%) Skype for Business
5 34 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
6 26 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
7 22 (0.59%) Apache
8 19 (0.51%) SAS
9 15 (0.40%) Documentum
10 12 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.29%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.27%) IIS
12 10 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
12 10 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.19%) MS Exchange
16 6 (0.16%) Drupal
17 5 (0.13%) IBM Domino
17 5 (0.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 293 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 220 (5.87%) MS Visio
3 196 (5.23%) MS Office
4 132 (3.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 73 (1.95%) MS Project
6 19 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.080%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.053%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.027%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 98 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 20 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
5 15 (0.40%) SAP FI
6 14 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
7 13 (0.35%) SAP CO
7 13 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
8 12 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
8 12 (0.32%) Sonata
9 11 (0.29%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 11 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 11 (0.29%) SAP CRM
10 10 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
10 10 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
11 9 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
11 9 (0.24%) SAP HR
11 9 (0.24%) Summit
11 9 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
12 8 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 57 (1.52%) Office 365
2 44 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (0.80%) IaaS
4 26 (0.69%) SaaS
5 21 (0.56%) IBM Blueworks
5 21 (0.56%) Yammer
6 15 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
8 9 (0.24%) PaaS
9 7 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.16%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.16%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.11%) Basecamp
11 4 (0.11%) Force.com
11 4 (0.11%) Lucidchart
12 3 (0.080%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.053%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.053%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.027%) Azure Machine Learning
14 1 (0.027%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.17%) Intranet
2 34 (0.91%) Internet
3 23 (0.61%) DNS
4 17 (0.45%) DHCP
5 14 (0.37%) WebEx
6 10 (0.27%) Skype
7 8 (0.21%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.19%) Extranet
8 7 (0.19%) NAS
8 7 (0.19%) Network Security
9 6 (0.16%) VoIP
10 5 (0.13%) SAN
10 5 (0.13%) VPN
10 5 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.11%) Firewall
11 4 (0.11%) NFC
11 4 (0.11%) WAN
11 4 (0.11%) Wireless
12 3 (0.080%) ATM
12 3 (0.080%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
2 113 (3.02%) SQL Server
3 71 (1.90%) Relational Database
4 57 (1.52%) Big Data
5 55 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
6 52 (1.39%) Data Mining
7 50 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 43 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
9 41 (1.09%) Hadoop
10 35 (0.93%) DB2
10 35 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 34 (0.91%) NoSQL
11 34 (0.91%) Oracle Database
12 27 (0.72%) QlikView
13 21 (0.56%) MongoDB
13 21 (0.56%) MS Access
14 18 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
16 15 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 152 (4.06%) JIRA
2 34 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (0.69%) Selenium
4 24 (0.64%) Cucumber
5 22 (0.59%) TeamCity
6 19 (0.51%) Jenkins
7 18 (0.48%) Git (software)
8 17 (0.45%) Visual Studio
9 14 (0.37%) NUnit
10 13 (0.35%) Axure RP
11 12 (0.32%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.29%) MSTest
12 11 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (0.27%) JUnit
13 10 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (0.24%) Subversion
15 8 (0.21%) Ant
15 8 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 7 (0.19%) CruiseControl
16 7 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1298 (34.65%) Finance
2 637 (17.00%) Banking
3 394 (10.52%) Retail
4 163 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 137 (3.66%) Marketing
6 115 (3.07%) Legal
7 110 (2.94%) Telecoms
8 97 (2.59%) Front Office
9 77 (2.06%) Back Office
10 76 (2.03%) Manufacturing
11 75 (2.00%) Retail Banking
12 54 (1.44%) Financial Institution
13 46 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
14 41 (1.09%) Law
14 41 (1.09%) Publishing
15 39 (1.04%) Automotive
16 35 (0.93%) Advertising
17 33 (0.88%) Billing
18 25 (0.67%) Games
19 24 (0.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2679 (71.52%) Analyst
2 2407 (64.26%) Business Analyst
3 308 (8.22%) Project Manager
4 215 (5.74%) Senior Analyst
5 193 (5.15%) Senior Business Analyst
6 190 (5.07%) Consultant
7 173 (4.62%) Digital Analyst
8 172 (4.59%) Agile Business Analyst
9 169 (4.51%) Digital Business Analyst
10 167 (4.46%) Banking Analyst
11 164 (4.38%) Architect
12 153 (4.08%) Developer
13 146 (3.90%) Financial Analyst
14 145 (3.87%) IT Analyst
15 140 (3.74%) Business IT Analyst
16 134 (3.58%) Banking Business Analyst
16 134 (3.58%) Finance Business Analyst
17 133 (3.55%) IT Business Analyst
18 115 (3.07%) Project Analyst
19 110 (2.94%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (3.07%) .NET
2 90 (2.40%) Web Services
3 89 (2.38%) HTML
4 64 (1.71%) XML
5 45 (1.20%) HTML5
6 32 (0.85%) AngularJS
6 32 (0.85%) CSS
6 32 (0.85%) Middleware
7 27 (0.72%) .NET Framework
8 24 (0.64%) ASP.NET
9 23 (0.61%) SOAP
9 23 (0.61%) Spring
10 22 (0.59%) WCF
11 21 (0.56%) RESTful
12 19 (0.51%) Entity Framework
12 19 (0.51%) JSON
12 19 (0.51%) REST
13 17 (0.45%) FpML
14 16 (0.43%) COM
15 15 (0.40%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 548 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 220 (5.87%) Management Information System
3 156 (4.16%) User Experience
4 100 (2.67%) Equities
5 97 (2.59%) Fixed Income
6 83 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 78 (2.08%) Derivative
8 72 (1.92%) Data Centre
9 52 (1.39%) Mainframe
9 52 (1.39%) NHS
10 49 (1.31%) Computer Science
11 44 (1.17%) Visualisation
12 40 (1.07%) Credit Risk
13 38 (1.01%) Data Structures
14 33 (0.88%) Data Integration
15 32 (0.85%) Reference Data
16 31 (0.83%) Market Risk
17 28 (0.75%) Mathematics
17 28 (0.75%) Mobile App
18 24 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 152 (4.06%) Windows
2 74 (1.98%) Linux
3 57 (1.52%) Unix
4 28 (0.75%) Windows Server
5 19 (0.51%) Windows Vista
6 10 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.21%) Android
8 8 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.16%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.13%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.080%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.080%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.053%) Solaris
12 2 (0.053%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.027%) AIX
13 1 (0.027%) MVS
13 1 (0.027%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.027%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1160 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
2 835 (22.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 733 (19.57%) Project Management
4 410 (10.95%) Use Case
5 365 (9.74%) Change Management
6 328 (8.76%) Scrum
7 306 (8.17%) PRINCE2
8 301 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
8 301 (8.04%) Waterfall
9 297 (7.93%) User Stories
10 279 (7.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 271 (7.23%) Data Analysis
12 262 (6.99%) UML
13 251 (6.70%) SDLC
14 248 (6.62%) CRM
15 241 (6.43%) Migration
16 207 (5.53%) Data Modelling
17 202 (5.39%) ITIL
18 170 (4.54%) Workflow
19 168 (4.48%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 434 (11.59%) SQL
2 145 (3.87%) Java
3 98 (2.62%) C#
4 83 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 61 (1.63%) Python
6 51 (1.36%) PL/SQL
7 45 (1.20%) C
8 41 (1.09%) VBA
9 36 (0.96%) VB
10 35 (0.93%) T-SQL
11 32 (0.85%) Bash Shell
12 28 (0.75%) C++
13 26 (0.69%) COBOL
14 21 (0.56%) Ruby
15 19 (0.51%) Scala
16 15 (0.40%) PHP
16 15 (0.40%) PowerShell
17 13 (0.35%) ABAP
17 13 (0.35%) Perl
18 12 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 290 (7.74%) Degree
2 244 (6.51%) ISEB
3 161 (4.30%) Security Cleared
4 86 (2.30%) SC Cleared
5 41 (1.09%) CBAP
6 39 (1.04%) PMI Certification
7 38 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 37 (0.99%) PMP
9 34 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 33 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (0.72%) IIBA
12 23 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 16 (0.43%) CISSP
14 15 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
15 13 (0.35%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.32%) ACCA
16 12 (0.32%) CIMA
17 11 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 10 (0.27%) CISM
19 9 (0.24%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (3.02%) QA
2 89 (2.38%) MiFID
3 62 (1.66%) Data Quality
4 31 (0.83%) Solvency II
5 27 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
6 25 (0.67%) EMIR
7 20 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
8 18 (0.48%) SLA
9 17 (0.45%) SEPA
10 14 (0.37%) FATCA
11 12 (0.32%) Basel III
11 12 (0.32%) COBIT
11 12 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.21%) UCITS
14 7 (0.19%) AIFMD
14 7 (0.19%) Basel II
15 6 (0.16%) GxP
16 4 (0.11%) COREP
16 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 79 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.24%) Hyper-V
2 9 (0.24%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (0.13%) Docker
4 3 (0.080%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.053%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.053%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.027%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.027%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.027%) Samba
6 1 (0.027%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.027%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 43 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
1 43 (1.15%) Puppet
2 17 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.13%) Ansible
3 5 (0.13%) Nagios
4 4 (0.11%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (0.080%) Control-M
6 2 (0.053%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.053%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.053%) MOM
6 2 (0.053%) SCCM
6 2 (0.053%) SCOM
6 2 (0.053%) TeamSite
6 2 (0.053%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 1 (0.027%) OPNET
7 1 (0.027%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 307 (8.20%) Microsoft
2 272 (7.26%) Oracle
3 223 (5.95%) SAP
4 88 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
5 58 (1.55%) ServiceNow
6 52 (1.39%) Tableau
7 37 (0.99%) IBM
8 30 (0.80%) Sitecore
9 29 (0.77%) Murex
10 26 (0.69%) HP
11 25 (0.67%) Infor
12 24 (0.64%) Pega
13 22 (0.59%) SaltStack
14 20 (0.53%) Atlassian
14 20 (0.53%) hybris
15 19 (0.51%) Cognos
16 18 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
17 17 (0.45%) Google
18 15 (0.40%) JD Edwards
19 14 (0.37%) Hyperion
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Central London / West End
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Rate: £325 - £375 Per Day
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South Wales
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City, London
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Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
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London
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Exeter, Devon
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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London
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City, London
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Stockport, Cheshire
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Stockport, Cheshire
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Wales
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West Yorkshire
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